Online and in the shops

* OUT OF THIS WORLD: Thinking of buying a new buggy for 2013?

How about the Orbit Baby G2. It’s the brainchild of two Silicon Valley-based fathers with a background in product design. The system operates on a ‘SmartHub’ which has a 360 degree swivel, meaning your baby can face forwards, face you or even face sideways. A modular design means you can swap in new components as your baby grows. Dubbed the ‘Dyson’ of the buggy world, the Orbit Baby G2 includes a pushchair chassis, and collapsible rocker carrycot. The stroller is €799, and the G2 six-piece is €1,179.

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* REHYDRATE NATURALLY: Celebrity favourite Vita Coco 100% natural coconut water contains potassium and electrolytes that help the cells in your body maintain water balance. A natural way to rehydrate, it’s useful for busy mums, after a gym session, or pregnancy yoga. As well as the 100% Pure Coconut water, Vita Coco is also available in three fruit flavours and costs €1.99 for 330ml, €2.99 for 500ml and €4.50 for 1L from health food and grocery stores.

* FIND FOR KIDS: Me Finder is a digital wristband for children designed to help them find you if they get lost in a busy shopping centre or elsewhere. It stores up to five mobile numbers and you set the number for whoever is out with your child. It has a child-proof safety catch and is water resistant.

Available in pink or green from McCabe’s Pharmacy, €20.32 or online at

* CHARITY CIRCUS: Fossett’s Circus, has chosen Irish Autism Action as charity partners over the festive season this year. Their Christmas Circus runs at Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham until Sunday, Jan 6 and tickets to the heated Big Top are from €7.50 with €1 from every ticket sold going towards the charity. Marion Fossett and IAA patron Keith Duffy, pictured left, were joint ringmasters at the launch of the fundraising drive.


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